This 13 page Review article provides an excellent overview of the medical issues in understanding obesity and its management. With more than 2/3 rds of Americans over the age of 18 being either overweight or obese, this is important information for anyone involved in worksite wellness. Containing clearly laid out clinical advice and practical updates on changing medical treatment protocols, this article provides a high quality clinical perspective on obesity. NEJM, as one of the most prestigious medical journals provides an authoritative perspective on overweight and obesity for all health workers. Current evidence and consensus on the role of lifestyle interventions and pharmacotherapy are reviewed along with the clinical status of bariatric surgery interventions. Learn how physicians are dealing with obesity. An extremely useful Review article.